## The University of Birmingham - School of Computer Science## Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science## Autumn Semester 2017## Staff Details
## LecturesWednesdays, 10:00-10:50am, G15, Muirhead TowerThursdays, 11:00-11:50am, G15, Muirhead Tower ## ExercisesThursdays, 12:00-12:50am, G15, Muirhead Tower## Help sessionFridays, 16:00-16:50am, UG09, Learning Centre (from Week 2)## HandoutsPrinted copies will be provided in the Wednesday lecture.Handout 1: Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination (boxes) Handout 2: Gaussian elimination: special cases (boxes) Instructions for using Chris Novakovic's Gaussian Elimination tutor program Handout 3: Analytic geometry in the plane (boxes) Handout 4: Analytic geometry in three dimensions (boxes) Handout 5: Two other ways of describing lines and planes (boxes) Handout 6: The inner product (boxes) Handout 7: Matrices and matrix algebra (boxes) Handout 8: Invertibility of matrices (boxes) Handout 9: Sets (boxes) Handout 10: Cardinality: countable and uncountable sets (boxes) Handout 11: Relations (boxes) Handout 12: Functions (boxes) Handout 13: Inductive definitions (boxes) Handout 14: Probability (boxes) Handout 15: Discrete random variables (boxes) Handout 16: Continuous random variables (boxes) Online tool to explore the behaviour of random variables Index of defined terms ## ExercisesPrinted exercise sheets will be provided with the handouts. Model answers are linked below.Exercise sheet 1: Systems of linear equations (solutions) Exercise sheet 2: Analytic geometry (solutions) Exercise sheet 3: Analytic geometry with the inner product (solutions) Exercise sheet 4: Matrices (solutions) Exercise sheet 5: Sets (solutions) Exercise sheet 6: Relations (solutions) Exercise sheet 7: Functions (solutions) Exercise sheet 8: Inductive definitions (solutions) Exercise sheet 9: Probability (solutions) Exercise sheet 10: Discrete random variables (solutions) Exercise sheet 11: Continuous random variables (solutions) Marks for exercises are recorded on Canvas.
## FeedbackWe will always try to mark your homeworkin
the same week as the hand-in date, that is, by the start of the exercise class Thursday afternoon. The class tests will be returned after one week.
## Assessment**10% continuous through class tests**I am planning to have two class tests during the term. The first will be in Week 4 (Monday, 16 October, 5pm), the second in Week 8 (Monday, 13 November, 6pm), though this could change depending on how much progress we make. The exact timing will also depend on room availability.**10% continuous through homework**You will be invited to submit answers to the weekly exercises by the following**Monday, 2pm**(including any that you discussed with a tutor during the exercise class). You can earn*bonus points*by answering ``*stretcher exercises*'' so potentially you can get more than 10% overall from this component.**80% 1.5-hour examination in May**
## Re-assessmentThere is one resit opportunity for this course in August next year. The continuous assessment component willnot be carried forward.
## Previous test and exam papers
All the formulas that will be given on a test/exam paper if needed |